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Walking into Clarksdale
Walking into Clarksdale
is a studio album by Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
and Robert Plant, both formerly of English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released by Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
on 21 April 1998. Walking into Clarksdale took 35 days to record. The album was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini over a five-month period at Abbey Road Studios.[1] The single "Most High" was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1999. Clarksdale is a town in the Mississippi Delta, a historical home of Delta blues
Delta blues
music. The album debuted on the Billboard's Billboard 200
Billboard 200
album chart at No. 8, while reaching No. 3 on the UK Album
Album
Chart. The single "Most High" reached No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and No. 26 in the UK. Plant re-recorded the song "Please Read the Letter" with Alison Krauss for their 2007 collaboration album Raising Sand. This re-recording won the Record of the Year award at the 2009 Grammy Awards.[2]

Professional ratings

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Robert Christgau [3]

Contents

1 Track listing 2 Personnel 3 Charts

3.1 Album 3.2 Singles

4 Certifications 5 References

Track listing[edit] All songs by Page/Plant/Jones/Lee.

"Shining in the Light" – 4:01 "When the World Was Young" – 6:13 "Upon a Golden Horse" – 3:52 "Blue Train" – 6:45 "Please Read the Letter" – 4:21 "Most High" – 5:36 "Heart in Your Hand" – 3:50 "Walking into Clarksdale" – 5:18 "Burning Up" – 5:21 "When I Was a Child" – 5:45 "House of Love" – 5:35 "Sons of Freedom" – 4:08

Japanese bonus track

"Whiskey from the Glass" – 3:01

Note

"Most High" and "Shining in the Light" were released as singles, with a music video for the former. "Most High" was also featured as a CD single with the b-sides "Upon a Golden Horse" and "The Window".

Personnel[edit] Page and Plant

Jimmy Page – acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, co-production Robert Plant – vocals, co-production Charlie Jones – bass guitar, percussion Michael Lee – drums, percussion

Additional personnel

Steve Albini – engineering, recording technician Anton Corbijn – photography Cally – design Paul Hicks – assistant engineering Lynton Naiff – string arrangements on "Upon a Golden Horse" Ed Shearmur – programming and string pads on "Most High" Tim Whelan – keyboards on "Most High"

Charts[edit] Album[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak position

French Albums Chart[4] 5

Swedish Albums Chart[5] 17

UK Albums Chart[6] 3

Finnish Albums Chart[7] 27

Swiss Albums Chart[8] 31

German Albums Chart[9] 13

US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart[10] 8

Canadian Billboard Top Canadian Albums Chart[11] 17

Belgian Albums Chart (Walloonish)[12] 22

Belgian Albums Chart (Flemish)[13] 27

Dutch Albums Chart[14] 56

Norwegian Albums Chart[15] 13

Australian ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart[16] 16

Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[17] 17

Hungarian MAHASZ Top 40 Albums Chart[18] 25

New Zealand RIANZ Top 50 Albums Chart[19] 11

Austrian Albums Chart[20] 33

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position

1998 "Most High" UK Singles Chart[21] 26

1998 "Most High" US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[22] 1

1998 "Most High" Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[23] 58

1998 "Most High" Canadian RPM Alternative 30 Chart[24] 8

1998 "Shining in the Light" US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[25] 6

Certifications[edit]

Country Sales Certification

United States (RIAA) 500,000+ Gold[26]

References[edit]

^ Porcupine (2016). " Steve Albini
Steve Albini
talks about Page and Plant" (Video)format= requires url= (help).  ^ MTV News Staff (8 February 2009). "Grammy 2009 Winners List". MTV. Retrieved 9 February 2009.  ^ "CG: Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
and Robert Plant". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2014-06-27.  ^ "Top 200 Albums – 25 April 1998". lescharts.com. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 60 Albums – 1 May 1998". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 100 Albums – 2 May 1998". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 40 Albums – 3 May 1998". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 100 Albums – 3 May 1998". swisscharts.com. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 100 Albums – 4 May 1998". musicline.de. Retrieved 19 January 2009.  ^ "The Billboard 200
Billboard 200
– 9 May 1998". Billboard. Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top Canadian Albums – 9 May 1998". Billboard. Retrieved 17 January 2009. [dead link] ^ "Top 100 Albums – 9 May 1998". ultratop.be. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 100 Albums – 9 May 1998". ultratop.be. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 100 Albums – 9 May 1998". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 40 Albums – 10 May 1998". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 50 Albums – 10 May 1998". ARIA. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "RPM Albums Chart – 11 May 1998". RPM. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 40 Albums – 17 May 1998". MAHASZ. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2009.  ^ "Top 50 Albums – 31 May 1998". RIANZ. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 75 Albums – 7 June 1998". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 17 January 2009.  ^ "Top 100 Singles – 11 April 1998". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2009.  ^ "Mainstream Rock: May 09, 1998". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2013.  ^ "RPM Singles Chart – 11 May 1998". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 19 January 2009.  ^ "RPM Alternative Chart – 1 June 1998". collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 19 January 2009.  ^ "Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks – 25 July 1998". billboard.com. Retrieved 19 January 2009. [dead link] ^ "RIAA.org Walking into Clarksdale
Walking into Clarksdale
– 4 May 1998". RIAA. Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 

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